US trade (export - import) with Gambia in 2017

Published or Updated: Apr 14, 2018

The report on US foreign trade in goods with Gambia in 2017: exports, imports, balance, product types and groups, dynamics.

US Trade with Gambia

In 2017, US trade with Gambia was $40.3 million, down 2.22% ($0.9 million) from 2016.

US exports to Gambia in 2017 were $39.2 million, down 2.31% ($0.9 million) from 2016.

US imports from Gambia in 2017 totaled $1.1 million, up 1.51% ($0.0 million) from 2016.

US trade surplus with Gambia in 2017 was $38.2 million, a 2.42% decrease ($0.9 million) over 2016.

Gambia was the US 180th largest trading partner in 2017 (down from 177th in 2016), accounting for 0.0010% of US total trade (down from 0.0011% in 2016).

Gambia was the US 170th largest export market in 2017 (down from 168th in 2016), accounting for 0.0025% of US total exports (down from 0.0028% in 2016).

Gambia was the US 203rd largest supplier in 2017 (up from 204th in 2016), accounting for 0.0000% of US total imports (just as in 2016).

US Exports to Gambia

The major share of US exports to Gambia in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 56.71% of US total exports to Gambia (52.00% in 2016);
  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 27.36% of US total exports to Gambia (24.67% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 8.93% of US total exports to Gambia (6.71% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.50% of US total exports to Gambia (1.37% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.07% of US total exports to Gambia (5.15% in 2016).

The largest gains in US exports to Gambia in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Cereals (HS code 10) - an increase of $3,930.1 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $2,393.1 thousand;
  • Plastics and articles thereof (HS code 39) - an increase of $1,272.0 thousand;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - an increase of $424.2 thousand;
  • Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof (HS code 88) - an increase of $190.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $152.2 thousand.

The largest declines in US exports to Gambia in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $2,395.6 thousand;
  • Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes (HS code 27) - a decrease of $2,004.7 thousand;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - a decrease of $1,932.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous edible preparations (HS code 21) - a decrease of $1,417.6 thousand;
  • Meat and edible meat offal (HS code 02) - a decrease of $1,110.4 thousand;
  • Pharmaceutical products (HS code 30) - a decrease of $490.0 thousand.
US exports to Gambia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of exports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total export
(%)
Value
of exports
in 2016
(USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
02 Meat and edible meat offal 8,579.6 21.86 9,690.0-11.46
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 7.0 0.02 0.0
10 Cereals 3,930.1 10.02 0.0
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 5.0 0.01 0.0
12 Oil seeds and oleaginous fruits; miscellaneous grains, seeds and fruits; industrial or medicinal plants; straw and fodder 30.8 0.08 0.0
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 0.0 0.00 10.4-100.00
19 Preparations of cereals, flour, starch or milk; bakers’ wares 52.6 0.13 28.584.42
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 0.0 0.00 3.3-100.00
21 Miscellaneous edible preparations 9,574.5 24.40 10,992.1-12.90
22 Beverages, spirits and vinegar 73.4 0.19 162.4-54.81
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 40.0-100.00
27 Mineral fuels, mineral oils and products of their distillation; bituminous substances; mineral waxes 25.6 0.07 2,030.3-98.74
28 Inorganic chemicals; organic or inorganic compounds of precious metals, of rare-earth metals,of radioactive elements or of isotopes 2.9 0.01 0.0
29 Organic chemicals 3.8 0.01 0.0
30 Pharmaceutical products 0.0 0.00 490.0-100.00
32 Tanning or dyeing extracts; dyes, pigments, paints, varnishes, putty and mastics 42.7 0.11 24.574.13
33 Essential oils and resinoids; perfumery, cosmetic or toilet preparations 250.2 0.64 149.767.17
34 Soap, organic surface-active agents, washing preparations, lubricating preparations, artificial waxes, prepared waxes, polishing or scouring preparations, candles and similar articles, modeling pastes, "dental waxes" and dental preparations with a basis of plaster 0.0 0.00 50.0-100.00
35 Albuminoidal substances; modified starches; glues; enzymes 10.1 0.03 0.0
38 Miscellaneous chemical products 17.4 0.04 46.5-62.57
39 Plastics and articles thereof 3,177.4 8.10 1,905.466.76
40 Rubber and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 30.2-100.00
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 19.0 0.05 8.0137.35
44 Wood and articles of wood; wood charcoal 12.8 0.03 13.5-5.33
48 Paper and paperboard; articles of paper pulp, of paper or of paperboard 0.0 0.00 15.3-100.00
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 35.8 0.09 37.0-3.24
51 Wool, fine or coarse animal hair; horsehair yarn and woven fabric 0.0 0.00 5.1-100.00
52 Cotton 58.7 0.15 0.0
54 Man-made filaments 123.3 0.31 29.4319.95
56 Wadding, felt and nonwovens; special yarns, twine, cordage, ropes and cables and articles thereof 0.0 0.00 4.0-100.00
58 Special woven fabrics; tufted textile fabrics; lace, tapestries; trimmings; embroidery 0.0 0.00 13.3-100.00
59 Impregnated, coated, covered or laminated textile fabrics; textile articles of a kind suitable for industrial use 71.7 0.18 78.8-8.97
60 Knitted or crocheted fabrics 0.0 0.00 2.8-100.00
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 7.5 0.02 64.6-88.39
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 0.0 0.00 14.9-100.00
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 294.9 0.75 307.6-4.16
64 Footwear, gaiters and the like; parts of such articles 33.5 0.09 30.59.94
68 Articles of stone, plaster, cement, asbestos, mica or similar materials 12.9 0.03 0.0
69 Ceramic products 81.9 0.21 29.0182.41
70 Glass and glassware 19.6 0.05 0.0
73 Articles of iron or steel 66.5 0.17 72.5-8.30
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 28.0 0.07 17.064.71
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 2,170.6 5.53 2,150.10.95
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 215.4 0.55 2,148.3-89.97
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 7,788.1 19.85 5,395.044.36
88 Aircraft, spacecraft, and parts thereof 190.6 0.49 0.0
89 Ships, boats and floating structures 5.5 0.01 0.0
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 367.2 0.94 215.070.81
91 Clocks and watches and parts thereof 0.0 0.00 32.7-100.00
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 1,553.2 3.96 1,129.037.57
95 Toys, games and sports requisites; parts and accessories thereof 10.0 0.03 0.0
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 0.0 0.00 17.0-100.00
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 290.6 0.74 2,686.2-89.18

US Imports from Gambia

The major share of US imports from Gambia in 2017 (and in 2016) was accounted for the following product types:

  • Machinery, equipment and vehicles (HS codes 84-90) - 41.61% of US total imports from Gambia (7.40% in 2016);
  • Food products and agricultural raw materials (HS codes 01-24) - 28.83% of US total imports from Gambia (12.33% in 2016);
  • Metals and products from them (HS codes 72-83) - 4.29% of US total imports from Gambia (0.23% in 2016);
  • Chemical products (HS codes 28-40) - 2.14% of US total imports from Gambia (2.23% in 2016);
  • Textiles, textile products and footwear (HS codes 50-67) - 1.15% of US total imports from Gambia (0.58% in 2016);
  • Wood and wood products (HS codes 44-49) - 1.14% of US total imports from Gambia (0.21% in 2016);
  • Precious metals and stones (HS code 71) - 0.34% of US total imports from Gambia (1.58% in 2016);
  • Mineral products (HS codes 25-27) - 0.00% of US total imports from Gambia (2.96% in 2016).

The largest gains in US imports from Gambia in 2017 over 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof (HS code 84) - an increase of $198.2 thousand;
  • Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof (HS code 87) - an increase of $82.9 thousand;
  • Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (HS code 03) - an increase of $61.6 thousand;
  • Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof (HS code 90) - an increase of $54.2 thousand;
  • Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes (HS code 15) - an increase of $53.0 thousand;
  • Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants (HS code 20) - an increase of $44.9 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous articles of base metal (HS code 83) - an increase of $41.3 thousand;
  • Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles (HS code 85) - an increase of $26.5 thousand;
  • Miscellaneous manufactured articles (HS code 96) - an increase of $15.3 thousand;
  • Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers (HS code 07) - an increase of $9.9 thousand;
  • Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans (HS code 49) - an increase of $9.8 thousand;
  • Cotton (HS code 52) - an increase of $7.8 thousand;
  • Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten (HS code 11) - an increase of $6.6 thousand;
  • Articles of iron or steel (HS code 73) - an increase of $4.0 thousand;
  • Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted (HS code 62) - an increase of $4.0 thousand.

The largest declines in US imports from Gambia in 2017 over the 2016 were recorded for the following product groups:

  • Commodities not specified according to kind (HS code 99) - a decrease of $458.6 thousand;
  • Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques (HS code 97) - a decrease of $70.7 thousand;
  • Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement (HS code 25) - a decrease of $30.7 thousand;
  • Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings (HS code 94) - a decrease of $23.5 thousand;
  • Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin (HS code 71) - a decrease of $12.8 thousand;
  • Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags (HS code 63) - a decrease of $6.0 thousand.
US imports from Gambia in 2017 by product groups
HS
code
Name of product group Value
of imports
in 2017
(USD thousand)
Share
in total import
(%)
Value
of imports
in 2016
USD thousand)
Change
in 2017
over 2016
(%)
03 Fish and crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates 154.8 14.69 93.365.99
07 Edible vegetables and certain roots and tubers 27.8 2.63 17.955.17
11 Products of the milling industry; malt; starches; inulin; wheat gluten 9.1 0.86 2.5265.23
15 Animal or vegetable fats and oils and their cleavage products prepared edible fats; animal or vegetable waxes 67.4 6.39 14.4367.80
20 Preparations of vegetables, fruit, nuts or other parts of plants 44.9 4.26 0.0
25 Salt; sulfur; earths and stone; plastering materials, lime and cement 0.0 0.00 30.7-100.00
29 Organic chemicals 22.6 2.14 23.2-2.37
42 Articles of leather; saddlery and harness; travel goods, handbags and similar containers; articles of animal gut (other than silkworm gut) 1.3 0.12 0.0
49 Printed books, newspapers, pictures and other products of the printing industry; manuscripts, typescripts and plans 12.0 1.14 2.2440.22
52 Cotton 7.8 0.74 0.0
61 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, knitted or crocheted 0.3 0.03 0.0
62 Articles of apparel and clothing accessories, not knitted or crocheted 4.0 0.38 0.0
63 Other made up textile articles; sets; worn clothing and worn textile articles; rags 0.0 0.00 6.0-100.00
70 Glass and glassware 3.9 0.37 7.0-44.83
71 Natural or cultured pearls, precious or semi-precious stones,precious metals, metals clad with precious metal and articles thereof; imitation jewelry; coin 3.6 0.34 16.4-78.07
73 Articles of iron or steel 4.0 0.38 0.0
82 Tools, implements, cutlery, spoons and forks, of base metal; parts thereof of base metal 0.0 0.00 2.3-100.00
83 Miscellaneous articles of base metal 41.3 3.91 0.0
84 Nuclear reactors, boilers, machinery and mechanical appliances; parts thereof 200.8 19.05 2.77,478.57
85 Electrical machinery and equipment and parts thereof; sound recorders and reproducers, television image and sound recorders and reproducers, and parts and accessories of such articles 57.0 5.41 30.586.88
87 Vehicles other than railway or tramway rolling stock, and parts and accessories thereof 105.0 9.96 22.1375.50
90 Optical, photographic, cinematographic, measuring, checking, precision, medical or surgical instruments and apparatus; parts and accessories thereof 75.8 7.19 21.7249.95
92 Musical instruments; parts and accessories of such articles 2.7 0.26 0.0
94 Furniture; bedding, mattresses, mattress supports, cushions and similar stuffed furnishings; lamps and lighting fittings, not elsewhere specified or included; illuminated sign illuminated nameplates and the like; prefabricated buildings 0.0 0.00 23.5-100.00
96 Miscellaneous manufactured articles 15.3 1.45 0.0
97 Works of art, collectors’ pieces and antiques 2.6 0.25 73.3-96.45
99 Commodities not specified according to kind 190.3 18.05 648.8-70.67
Compiled by «US-EXPORT–IMPORT» based on the statistics of the US Department of Commerce